Fans of the classic monster movie are surely looking forward to the release of Kong: Skull Island. The cast is absolutely packed with stars, including Straight Outta Compton's Corey Hawkins, who has revealed some new details about his character. While the basic backstory of most of the key characters has been revealed already, Hawkins was a bit of a mystery, but now he's spilled the details about what sort of person he'll be playing who ends up on the team heading to the mysterious location.
I can't say the name of the character, but I can say that he is a young geologist. You know, the movie is set during the Vietnam War era, and he's a young Yale graduate who is on this adventure, this trip to this island that hasn't been discovered yet. And again, it being set during the Vietnam War era, you can't just go on Google and go 'Oh the island actually is there!' This is a time where people were still discovering certain parts of our worlds and cultures and things, so that myth and mythology is still there. And he's very much a part of that myth and mythology, and trying to put a rhyme and reason to the goings on.
The most important piece of information here might actually be the piece of information that we don't get. Corey Hawkins' character's name. Many of the characters in the film have already been named through official publicity material. We know that Tom Hiddleston's character is named Captain James Conrad. We know that Brie Larson's character will be called Weaver. Collider says that Hawkins was actively stopped before he could give them the name, which seems to imply there's a specific reason they don't want the character's name coming out.
Beyond that, we do learn exactly why Corey Hawkins character will be brought on the trip to Skull Island. As an unexplored location that is a mystery to everybody, a geologist is just one of the scientific disciplines that you'd want to have along. At this point, he's the only actor that we know is playing a scientist of any kind, though it's possible that there are other members of the cast playing botanists or zoologists. Unless the specific plot reason for the trip to the island has something to do with the rocks. Perhaps they're looking to mine unobtanium. Actually, it's the 1970s, they might just be looking for cheap oil.
With additional cast members like John Goodman and Samuel L. Jackson, Kong: Skull Island has one of the best casts of the year. We're certainly looking forward to seeing everything the film has to offer when it hits theaters March 10.